Franklin Koo

Franklin Koo

Franklin Koo is an accredited mediator, lawyer and author of Power to the People: Extending the Jury to the Hong Kong District Court.

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Opinion | Lessons from the UAE: Hong Kong’s problems might go away when the government puts Hongkongers first

Why did the UAE emerge unscathed from the Arab spring? The country has a tax and welfare system that prioritises citizens. In Hong Kong, however, the common perception is that its policies benefit tycoons, immigrants – everyone but Hongkongers.

29 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

Why did the UAE emerge unscathed from the Arab spring? The country has a tax and welfare system that prioritises citizens. In Hong Kong, however, the common perception is that its policies benefit tycoons, immigrants – everyone but Hongkongers.

Lessons from the UAE: Hong Kong’s problems might go away when the government puts Hongkongers first
Opinion | To stop the unrest, should Hong Kong protect Cantonese and Hongkongers’ identities first?

Might the protests be a symptom of Hong Kong’s identity crisis? The future of Cantonese, a key piece of residents’ identities, seems to be in doubt as schools focus on Mandarin. One way forward is to consider the case of Québec.

18 Oct 2019 - 9:10AM

Might the protests be a symptom of Hong Kong’s identity crisis? The future of Cantonese, a key piece of residents’ identities, seems to be in doubt as schools focus on Mandarin. One way forward is to consider the case of Québec.

To stop the unrest, should Hong Kong protect Cantonese and Hongkongers’ identities first?
Opinion | In this summer of protests, Hongkongers must refuse to fall prey to misinformation

Hong Kong is going through a divisive time and both mass and social media can concentrate feelings of hate and discrimination. It can be hard to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.

27 Jul 2019 - 1:32PM

Hong Kong is going through a divisive time and both mass and social media can concentrate feelings of hate and discrimination. It can be hard to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.

In this summer of protests, Hongkongers must refuse to fall prey to misinformation
Opinion | How Carrie Lam can cool the anger in Hong Kong – address the housing crisis

The government’s rush to push through the extradition bill was in stark contrast to its lack of progress on the biggest issue facing Hong Kong – unaffordable housing.

23 Jun 2019 - 8:18AM

The government’s rush to push through the extradition bill was in stark contrast to its lack of progress on the biggest issue facing Hong Kong – unaffordable housing.

How Carrie Lam can cool the anger in Hong Kong – address the housing crisis
Debate needed now on ethics and liability issues to get driverless cars back on Hong Kong roads
Industrial lofts could ease Hong Kong's housing shortage
Etiquette campaign can help ease tension between Hong Kong people and mainland tourists
Don't blame visitors for lack of vision in Hong Kong's public transport policy
'Democracy or nothing' is no choice for a better Hong Kong

When we were young, we were often taught to solve problems with only one clear and correct answer. However, while this method is a cost-efficient way of testing, real-life problems are never solved in such a fashion.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:36PM

When we were young, we were often taught to solve problems with only one clear and correct answer. However, while this method is a cost-efficient way of testing, real-life problems are never solved in such a fashion.

'Democracy or nothing' is no choice for a better Hong Kong
More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

With the Occupy Central crisis now in its third week, one might think Hong Kong officials would be doing anything in their power to ensure its immediate and peaceful resolution.

21 Oct 2014 - 2:28AM

With the Occupy Central crisis now in its third week, one might think Hong Kong officials would be doing anything in their power to ensure its immediate and peaceful resolution.

More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide